On Note Taking

Few days back, my friend Anil Tulsiram tweeted about the importance of having a proper system in place while reading. I couldn’t agree more with what he stated. Reading more is useless if you can’t recall what you read. Click here to read the rest.

Rag the problem

I wanted to learn how stock options are accounted for in the financial statements. I found the concept very difficult to understand and after few days of reading I learnt only 10% of the material. The interpreter inside my head generated a lot of negative thoughts like (1) You are not wired to learn this…

Books recommended by Prof. Sanjay Bakshi

Jeff Bezos admires David Shaw and he once told that David is one of the few people I know who has a fully developed left brain and a fully developed right brain. If Bezos had met Prof. Sanjay Bakshi he would have told the same thing. I was extremely lucky to meet the professor yesterday.…

School Yourself

I came across an interesting statistic on reading from statisticbrain.com. Around 42% of college students will never read another book after their graduation. Why so many of them are giving up reading after college? Most of them assume that education happens only in school and hence they give up reading after graduation. In the book Steal…

Books I Wish I Had Read Before 20

Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, once commented – “In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.” I came across this comment in mid 30’s and it made me to read a book every week. If I…

On Blogging

Blog is an acronym for Weblog. Blogging is the act of writing a blog. On March 17th 2013 I wrote my first blog on compound interest. This one is my 100th. I learnt a lot in the 9+ months since I started blogging. There are several benefits that I got out of blogging and in…

Be A Learning Machine

In the 1980’s my parents used Inland Letter to communicate with families and friends in India. It took few days for the letter to reach the destination. For sending urgent messages, telegrams were used which reached the destination in few hours. In early 1990’s we got a telephone connection (landline) in our house. With in seconds…